Ravenell Family History

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Ravenell Name Meaning

Variant spelling of French Ravenel. Possibly English, a variant of Ravenhall, Ravenhill, or Revnell, either from an Old Norse female personal name Hrafnhildr (from elements meaning ‘raven’ + ‘battle’) or a habitational name from Ravenhill in North Yorkshire.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Ravenel, Ravenelle, Bracewell, Cravener, Ramsdell, Rathmell, Bakewell

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Ravenell Family Origin

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Ravenell Family Occupations

What did your Ravenell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Fitter (tailor) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ravenell. 25% of Ravenell men worked as a Fitter (tailor) and 40% of Ravenell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ravenell were Window Cleaner and Retired

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Fitter (tailor)
    25%
  • P O Engineer
    25%
  • Shop Assistant
    25%
  • Window Cleaner
    25%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    40%
  • Fancy Leather Machinist
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Retired
    20%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ravenell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ravenell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ravenell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 70 immigration records available for the last name Ravenell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 245 military records available for the last name Ravenell. For the veterans among your Ravenell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ravenell Life Expectancy

What is the average Ravenell lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ravenell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ravenell in 1962 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

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